The Vice President of Cambodia’s Party of National Rescue, Mu Sochua (photo), has fled following the arrest of her Party’s President, Kem Sokha, for “treason and spying”.

According to her, the Prime Minister, Hun Sen, who has been in power for 32 years, would cling on to power and would prepare for the 2018 elections by repressing the opposition.

There are in total 23 parliamentarians that have been in exile for a month.

Kem Sokha was arrested on 5 September. The government released a video, recorded four years ago. In this video, you see Sokha explaining to an Australian audience that he is relying on the United States for his ascension to power.

The government also shut down an Anglophone daily newspaper, Cambodia Daily and cut the antennae of two radios (Radio Free Asia and Voice of America) of the US State. It has also expelled the controlling minds of the National Democratic Institute, the democrat branch of the NED/CIA led by Madeleine Albright.

Cambodia, Thailand and Burma - all three have been hit at the same time by political troubles.

Anoosha Boralessa